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Lowell Sun
House, Senate send pay-equity bill to Baker-- a measure that could help workers discover pay equities. AdvertisementDemoc
House, Senate send pay-equity bill to Baker
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
-- a measure that could help workers discover pay equities. AdvertisementDemocratic Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said passage of the bill by the Legislature is historic. "This bill will really I believe finally put a nail in... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Final votes send pay equity bill to Gov. Bakerany steps taken to close a gap could not be used as evidence of a violation of
Final votes send pay equity bill to Gov. Baker
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
any steps taken to close a gap could not be used as evidence of a violation of pay equity. “This is an historic day,” Sen. Karen Spilka said, introducing the bill prior to the vote that sent it to Baker’s desk. “This will be one of the strongest,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Senate prepares to approve paid family leave billthe cost. “No one should have to choose between a paycheck and caring for a ne
Senate prepares to approve paid family leave bill
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
the cost. “No one should have to choose between a paycheck and caring for a new child or a sick relative,” said Senator Karen Spilka, chairwoman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts and National... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House, Senate agree on pay equity bill sought by Bakerdon’t think anybody ever in the entire process was against pay equity, it’s alw
House, Senate agree on pay equity bill sought by Baker
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
don’t think anybody ever in the entire process was against pay equity, it’s always that the devil is in the details.” Sen. Karen Spilka, who co-sponsored the bill that the Senate passed unanimously in January, said the agreement was not a difficult... Read more
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Boston Globe
Long-awaited pay equity bill enters home stretchAnd, over time, is it going to accelerate the closing of the equity gap?” If B
Long-awaited pay equity bill enters home stretch
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
And, over time, is it going to accelerate the closing of the equity gap?” If Baker doesn’t sign the bill, Senator Karen Spilka, a supporter, said it will take much longer to correct pay inequities, which have lingered since Massachusetts... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Non-profits balk at House-approved property tax planJoseph Wagner is the lead House conferee. Sen. Eileen Donoghue is heading up th
Non-profits balk at House-approved property tax plan
Lowell Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Joseph Wagner is the lead House conferee. Sen. Eileen Donoghue is heading up the Senate team. The other conferees are Sens. Karen Spilka and Vinny deMacedo and Reps. Brian Dempsey and James Kelcourse. The Massachusetts Hospital Association over the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Pay equity bill a long time coming, but its day may soon be hereto produce a comprehensive pay equity bill. Mass NOW and the Women’s Bar Assoc
Pay equity bill a long time coming, but its day may soon be here
Boston Globe / Posted 14 days ago
to produce a comprehensive pay equity bill. Mass NOW and the Women’s Bar Association got behind the idea, and Senator Karen Spilka agreed to join as the bill’s lead cosponsor, which proved critical. A few months later in January 2015, Senate... Read more
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hcam.tv
Legislature Passes Balanced Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, Includes Funding for Hopkinton(BOSTON) Senate Ways & Means Chair Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced today tha
Legislature Passes Balanced Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, Includes Funding for Hopkinton
hcam.tv / Posted 15 days ago
(BOSTON) Senate Ways & Means Chair Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced today that the Massachusetts Legislature enacted a $39.146 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2017 yesterday that invests in key areas related to local aid, education, children’s... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Senate passes bill to protect puppies and kittens | July 8, 2016with the sale and treatment of dogs and cats. S.2370, “An Act relative to prot
Senate passes bill to protect puppies and kittens | July 8, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 19 days ago
with the sale and treatment of dogs and cats. S.2370, “An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens,” filed by Sen. Karen Spilka, ensures that puppies and kittens are bred and sold in safe and healthy environments and strengthens the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
UMass President now forecasting larger tuition and fee increasesof it with vetoes and amendments, but may not add spending to the bill. Accord
UMass President now forecasting larger tuition and fee increases
WWLP Springfield / Posted 20 days ago
of it with vetoes and amendments, but may not add spending to the bill. According to Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka, the budget accord reached last Wednesday between House and Senate negotiators funded UMass at $508.3 million,... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Meehan: UMass tuition, fee increases could exceed 5% in the fallof it with vetoes and amendments, but may not add spending to the bill. Accordi
Meehan: UMass tuition, fee increases could exceed 5% in the fall
Lowell Sun / Posted 20 days ago
of it with vetoes and amendments, but may not add spending to the bill. According to Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka, the budget accord reached last Wednesday between House and Senate negotiators funded UMass at $508.3 million,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. House and Senate approve new budgetBaker has 10 days to review the budget before signing it and issuing vetoes. D
Mass. House and Senate approve new budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
Baker has 10 days to review the budget before signing it and issuing vetoes. Democratic Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka says the committee charged with determining the final budget had to reduce those revenues by 750 million... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budgetwith a last-minute drop in anticipated revenues for the new fiscal year. Democ
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
with a last-minute drop in anticipated revenues for the new fiscal year. Democratic Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka says the committee charged with hammering out a final compromise budget had to reduce those revenues by $750... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budgetwith a last-minute drop in anticipated revenues for the new fiscal year. Democ
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budget
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 24 days ago
with a last-minute drop in anticipated revenues for the new fiscal year. Democratic Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka says the committee charged with hammering out a final compromise budget had to reduce those revenues by $750... Read more
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Boston Globe
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budgetwith a last-minute drop in anticipated revenues for the new fiscal year. Democ
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budget
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
with a last-minute drop in anticipated revenues for the new fiscal year. Democratic Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka says the committee charged with hammering out a final compromise budget had to reduce those revenues by $750... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Lawmakers settle on lower appropriation for UMassPresident Marty Meehan suggested could be achieved with the right level of stat
Lawmakers settle on lower appropriation for UMass
WWLP Springfield / Posted 26 days ago
President Marty Meehan suggested could be achieved with the right level of state support. Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said Wednesday that the budget accord reached between House and Senate negotiators funded UMass at $508.3... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. House approves $39.15 billion state budgetspending cuts and touted increases in school aid that were retained in the budg
Mass. House approves $39.15 billion state budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 26 days ago
spending cuts and touted increases in school aid that were retained in the budget. Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka on Wednesday said that in addition to spending cuts, which Dempsey pegged at $260 million, the compromise budget... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mass. House approves state budgetfurther spending cuts and touted increases in school aid that were retained in
Mass. House approves state budget
Lowell Sun / Posted 26 days ago
further spending cuts and touted increases in school aid that were retained in the budget. Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka on Wednesday said that in addition to spending cuts, which Dempsey pegged at $260 million, the compromise budget... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Lawmakers slap together on-time budget with limited new money$116 million and unrestricted local aid by $42 million, House and Senate Ways a
Lawmakers slap together on-time budget with limited new money
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 27 days ago
$116 million and unrestricted local aid by $42 million, House and Senate Ways and Means chairs Rep. Brian Dempsey and Sen. Karen Spilka said. The leaders also said funding for higher education would increase on average by 1 percent, including a 1.4... Read more
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Boston Globe
Future MBTA fare hikes would be limited to 7 percent under proposed state budgetbetween the House and Senate — expected to be enacted Thursday — meets at 7 per
Future MBTA fare hikes would be limited to 7 percent under proposed state budget
Boston Globe / Posted 27 days ago
between the House and Senate — expected to be enacted Thursday — meets at 7 percent, according to a spokeswoman for Sen. Karen Spilka, who heads the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. According to the spokeswoman, Rachel Lefsky, the provision... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Mass. lawmakers reach agreement to amend budgetof Children and Families. Earlier in the day, House and Senate Ways and Means
Mass. lawmakers reach agreement to amend budget
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 27 days ago
of Children and Families. Earlier in the day, House and Senate Ways and Means chairs Rep. Brian Dempsey and Sen. Karen Spilka announced that a deal had been struck for a fiscal 2017 budget in time for it to be considered by both branches... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mass. Senate rolling out bill to regulate ride-hailing industryto reach the floor of the Senate for debate sometime next week. The final versi
Mass. Senate rolling out bill to regulate ride-hailing industry
Lowell Sun / Posted 1 months ago
to reach the floor of the Senate for debate sometime next week. The final version was put together by Ways and Means Chair Karen Spilka and Sens. Jamie Eldridge, Eric Lesser, William Brownsberger and Linda Dorcena Forry. Like the House bill, the... Read more
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